KUALA LUMPUR: In showbiz, looks are everything. Thankfully Kim Hee-chul of popular K-Pop boy band Super Junior has his good looks to fall back on apart from his creative talent and musical ability.
But according to a news report from Soompi, the 34-year-old singer-songwriter, actor and presenter had recently revealed an insecurity that had been bothering him.
In yesterday’s episode of the South Korean KBS 2TV variety show 1 Percent Friendship, Hee-chul surprised the other stars on the programme after he confessed that he was quite worried about losing his hair.
The hunky idol let on that although he’s been sporting a thick head of hair all this while, he recently noticed that he’s lost a lot of hair.
“When I shoot variety shows, they sometimes use a camera crane to film me. I was watching myself on television at home later and I thought, ‘Why is there white on my head?'” he said of the embarrassing realisation that his scalp was visible from above on camera.
When the production staff couldn’t resist giggling in response to his story, Hee-chul asked with a laugh: “Is this funny? I’m visiting a clinic regularly because I’ve developed hair loss, and you find that funny?”
The Super Junior member then admitted that he had also become very conscious of his diminishing crowning glory in public and added that whenever he meets someone new nowadays, the first thing he looks at is their hair.
“I don’t look at people’s faces first. I always look at people’s hair instead,” he confessed.
Radio DJ Bae Chul Soo tried to offer some comforting words and said: “Don’t worry so much about it. So what if you lose some hair?”
But his words were not convincing enough for Hee-chul, who replied with: “It’s easy for you to say that because you have a lot of hair. It’s like Bill Gates telling someone, ‘So what if you lose some money?'”